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The college awards nearly $12,000 annually in entrepreneurial scholarships funded by private donors. The family of Leonard Hermanson (’25 dairy science) recently set up a scholarship program to support the top three student teams in the Entrepreneurship in Agriculture course. One of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative’s prestigious scholarships honors emeritus professor Robert Jolly who was the first director of the initiative (see story page nine). Ryan Pellett (’91 agricultural business) and his wife Susan endowed a scholarship for students with an aptitude and involvement in entrepreneurship. Carly Cummings, a junior in agricultural business minoring in international agriculture and entrepreneurial studies, received the most recent Pellet Family Scholarship.

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FROM THE DEAN – Fall 2013

4 Dec 2013


125 Breakthroughs Most people know me as the dean of an Iowa State college that has roots going back 155 years. Some may know less about the other title I hold, linked to an agricultural research program that has served Iowa for 125 years. I am director of the Iowa …

FOREWORD – Fall 2013

4 Dec 2013


Listen. Research. Educate. Repeat. The cyclical nature of our land-grant institution became very apparent as I was editing stories for this issue. The Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station is the program that has allowed this research cycle to continue successfully for 125 years. Advances in plant breeding developing …